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  • Jani Lane dies at 47; lead singer for metal band Warrant

    Jani Lane dies at 47; lead singer for metal band Warrant
    Jani Lane, the lead singer for Warrant, a popular 1980s metal band that often had hits with songs he penned, including "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," has died. He was 47. Lane was found dead Thursday evening in a Woodland Hills hotel, said Sara Faden, a...
  • Don Kirshner dies at 76; music mogul

    Don Kirshner dies at 76; music mogul
    Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
  • Neva Patterson dies at 90; actress played Cary Grant's fiancee in 'An Affair to Remember'

    Neva Patterson dies at 90; actress played Cary Grant's fiancee in 'An Affair to Remember'
    Neva Patterson, a character actress who portrayed Cary Grant's fiancee in the 1957 movie "An Affair to Remember" in a career that spanned six decades and more than 100 film and TV roles, has died. She was 90. Patterson died Tuesday at her Brentwood...
  • Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM

    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
  • Arthur 'Kit' Murray dies at 92; pilot set Bell X-1A altitude record

    Arthur 'Kit' Murray dies at 92; pilot set Bell X-1A altitude record
    Retired Col. Arthur "Kit" Murray, an experimental test pilot who set an altitude record in 1954 when he piloted a Bell X-1A at 90,000 feet at nearly twice the speed of sound, has died. He was 92. Murray died July 25 of complications from Alzheimer's...
  • 'Macho Man' Randy Savage dies at 58; flamboyant wrestler known for 'Ooh, yeah!' catchphrase

    'Macho Man' Randy Savage dies at 58; flamboyant wrestler known for 'Ooh, yeah!' catchphrase
    "Macho Man" Randy Savage, the flamboyant, raspy-voiced former professional wrestler known for his bandanas, exotic sunglasses and "Ooh, yeah!" catchphrase, died Friday in a Florida car crash. He was 58. Savage, whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo,...
  • Breast Cancer Survivors Can Join Registry

    Breast Cancer Survivors Can Join Registry
    Traci Cox may be done with her chemo treatments, but she isn't done with cancer. The Clermont, Florida, woman is sharing her cancer experiences through a new national registry of breast-cancer survivors that organizers hope to use for surveys and...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • Gingrich woos evangelicals as he eyes presidential bid

    Newt Gingrich -- the twice-divorced former House speaker and recent convert to Roman Catholicism -- is courting evangelical Christians as he lays the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign, hoping to find favor among a group that will play a...
  • Tending to green, leafy business

    Tending to green, leafy business
    Who: Jim Dezell What: Dezell is founder of Flamingo Road Nursery in Davie. The business is made up of two components: wholesale fresh herbs to chefs, restaurants, grocery stores, and a retail nursery/garden center/farmer's market. Managers, employees...
  • Gators get commitment from DE Tevin Westbrook

    Gators get commitment from DE Tevin Westbrook
    GAINESVILLE – Florida was late to make an offer, but it wasn't a difficult decision for North Broward Prep DE Tevin Westbrook once the Gators did. Westbrook, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound end, will sign with Florida on Wednesday, said North Broward Prep...